President Rodrigo R. Duterte remains in good health despite the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Malacañang.
In a statement on Tuesday, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said the President “remains safe and continues to work.”
“However, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to PRRD’s health,” the former close aide of Duterte said.
On Wednesday, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander Jesus Durante said in an interview with PTV that 126 of their personnel, mostly those manning the gates in the Palace, tested positive for Covid-19.
Currently, he said only 45 of the said cases are still infected, while the rest have already recovered from the disease.
He pointed out they have taken all the necessary stringent measures to minimize the possible exposure of Duterte from infection such as mandating all of his visitors to undergo a series of tests and the imposition of a curfew and lockdown in the Malacañang complex.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the high incidents of infection in Malacañang prompted Duterte to temporarily cancel his meetings and scheduled public address this week.
“The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will not have a Talk to the People Address tonight, April 7, 2021, in light of the rising number of active COVID-19 cases,” Roque said.
“The physical safety of the President remains our utmost concern,” he added.